Can-Am dogs take to the air (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM EDT

Harpursville, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Can-Am clubs only had one thing in mind Sunday morning; catch the Frisbee.

The 3rd annual Can-Am Disk Dog Games, hosted by Belden Hill Campground, was held Sunday in Harpursville.

Clubs from all over the Mid-Atlantic up to Canada competed to be top dog.

Dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages showed off their hard work with their owners for a full minute of Frisbee throwing and catching.

The 59 teams were scored on how far the Frisbee was successfully thrown and caught.

Disk Dog Games organizer Frank Montgomery says it's a great bonding activity between owners and dogs, but in competition owners are the ones that need to step up to compete.

"Usually it's the handler that has the problems, or makes the mistakes," Montgomery said. "It is a team event, you're required to be as good as your dog or better than your dog. Usually the dog is the better of the group."

Montgomery says this was the largest competition the Can-Am has seen.

The Can-Am games held training clinics for dogs and owners on Friday and Saturday.